What is the ASCA National Model?
School counselors design and deliver school counseling programs that improve student outcomes. “The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs” outlines the components of a school counseling program that is integral to the school’s academic mission and is created to have a significant positive impact on student achievement, attendance and discipline.
The ASCA National Model guides school counselors in the development of school counseling programs that:
- are based on data-informed decision making
- are delivered to all students systematically
- include a developmentally appropriate curriculum focused on the mindsets and behaviors all students need for postsecondary readiness and success
- close achievement and opportunity gaps
- result in improved student achievement, attendance and discipline
What is RAMP?
RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) is a recognition program for individual schools, not districts or school counselors. Applying for RAMP helps schools evaluate their school counseling program, discover areas for improvement and enhance the program's efforts to contribute to student success.
CMS ASCA Initiative
Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, CMS School Counselors participated in ASCA National Model training. This training consisted of six full-day workshops and was designed to specifically meet the district’s unique needs based on school-specific data.